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Specsavers Recruiting 1,500 New Staff And Apprentices

21 Aug 2021

Specsavers Recruiting 1,500 New Staff And Apprentices

Specsavers is creating 400 to 500 new retail jobs and apprenticeships in the UK and, in total, the firm currently has over 1,500 vacancies up for grabs.

The high street sight and hearing specialist is undergoing a surge in business now that pandemic restrictions are easing.

The backlog of demand for sight and hearing tests is leading Specsavers to recruit hundreds of new staff, with many apprenticeships on offer across the UK.

In addition to the 400+ new retail roles at Specsavers’s stores, the optician and audiologist is also advertising 730 management and laboratory positions along with over 60 home visit vacancies.

Announcing the new vacancies, Head of Recruitment at Specsavers, Alan Gregg, said: "As well as people with optical or audiology experience, we are eager to find experienced retailers who put the customer at the heart of what they do. This will help us to continue to offer the highest standards of care in order to meet the pent-up demand brought about by lockdowns and social distancing restrictions."

“At Specsavers, we offer a variety of promising careers, each rooted in first-class training and support to help people meet their goals and aspirations. For those at the start of their career, or looking for a change of direction, we have 196 apprenticeships available; a tried and tested programme that has produced many success stories,” said the recruitment head.

Specsavers’ UK Managing Director, Paul Marshall, also commented, saying: “In the current climate we think it is important to invest in our communities and do all we can to get the high street back up and running.”

“We would love people to consider a career with us, even if it means doing something completely different to what they are used to, as we have such a broad spectrum of roles available and provide training at all levels. We always champion entrepreneurial spirit and many of our colleagues have gone on to own their own business; we now have 4,000 joint venture partners worldwide.”

“Apprenticeships will be key to rebuilding the jobs market, especially for young people. They can really help businesses develop and prosper and equip people with the skills and tools they need to become successful,” added Mr Marshall.

You can find out all about jobs at the sound and vision specialist by visiting our company profile for Specsavers now.

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